How do I read my gas meter?

Your gas meter is read manually four times a year so other bills will be estimates. To increase the accuracy of your bills, you should submit your own meter reading. If you have an online account you can submit a meter reading online. If you are a registered user please sign in here

If you haven't already signed up for an online account, register now. 

If you are not a registered user, but wish to submit your meter reading online, please visit You can also call the Gas Networks Ireland automated meter reading service on 1800 427 732 (or + 353 1 258 0426 from outside Ireland). 

If you are unsure on how to read your meter, check out the videos below, or read on for a detailed step-by-step guide.

How to read your gas meter

Step-by-step Guides

There are 2 types of gas meters: digital and dial clock. 

Digital Meter: 

If your meter has direct reading digits, like the diagram below, read the figures as they are shown.

Gas digital meter

The reading on this meter is 5810. The digits in the red area are not included in the meter reading.

Dial Clock Meter:

Gas dial clock meter

The reading on this meter is 7479. 

If your meter displays a series of dials (clocks), like the diagram above, you should ignore the top 2 dials and use the 4 small dials at the bottom to read your meter. When giving your meter reading you should read the dial on the left first and move along to the right. The position of the pointer on the dial indicates the meter reading. If the pointer is between two figures, use the lower figure, e.g. if it is between 7 and 8, use 7. However, if the pointer is between 9 and 0, use 9.

If the read(s) you have submitted are not accepted by Gas Networks Ireland, we are unable to issue a bill using the submitted read(s).